High speed broadband for all in Chapelford - maybe!
Chapelford is termed an urban village and is actually part of Warrington, and is largely connected to the Penketh exchange and it looks like a local councillor has taken onboard complaints about broadband roll-out to put pressure on BT and the council to get the last two remaining cabinets enabled.
The Penketh exchange had all but two of its cabinets enabled via the commercial roll-out by BT, with cab 19 serving what looks likely to be around 80 homes and cab 20 that serves fewer premises on a business park being left out of the roll-out. The business park will be no surprise to some, but looking at the size of the cabinet in terms of postcodes it looks too small for the commercial roll-out.
Amazingly just a few hundred metres to the north you cross into the Westwood exchange area which was bypassed by the commercial roll-out, though via the Cheshire BDUK roll-out we can already see that at least cabinets 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 10 are taking orders already and more will be on the way. There is some overlap with Virgin Media in the Westwood area, but lots of holes in the cable providers coverage.
In terms of the high speed broadband for all claim, on the Penketh exchange superfast (faster than 24 Mbps) is estimated to be 90%, with maybe 2% getting speeds between 2 Mbps and 24 Mbps, the remainder is made of Exchange Only lines and 100 or so on the two non-enabled cabinets. Westwood appears to be slightly different with an estimate of 73%, and 10% in the range 10 to 24 Mbps, again several hundred eo lines. It is likely that the actual figures will be higher, because we have not factored in the Virgin Media coverage, and our speed estimates are to the low end of what BT would normally estimate in their checker.